Although I graduated decades ago, I am still in close touch with the current school administration. They are an incredibly dedicated and care deeply for their school, their colleagues and their students. Working at Stanstead a College is really a lifestyle choice. The level of involvement of the administration is remarkable. They work hard to listen to the constituents and to positively react to feedback. The school is unique in that it is the only Canadian school accredited in Canada and the U.S.
The strong sense of community at Stanstead College provides a foundation for students to build their leadership skills. For example, the Prefect program gives students the chance to be positive role models for the rest of the student body while gaining leadership experience. Leadership is also prevalent among the staff. With a very diverse and well-rounded group of teachers and coaches, there is always someone to look up to for inspiration. In addition, the administrative staff is very attentive to student's ideas and are happy to implement them. I believe the amount of effort the faculty puts into improving each students experience is one of the biggest factors that sets Stanstead apart from other schools.
Leadership during my time at Stanstead was strong, and engaging. The community that was fostered there allowed for students to build relationships with the faculty that extended beyond the classroom, fostering confidence and trust. I believe this dynamic also instilled a sense of respect for leadership that is not reflected in every institution. Student leadership was also important, most obviously reflected in the yearly appointment of prefects. Students chosen to be prefects were given the opportunity to pursue greater personal growth through recognition of their achievements as well as added responsibility and higher expectations that they will need to expect should they plan on excelling in the future.